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Did you know, roses have been known since antiquity as the Queen of Flowers for their profound and diverse skincare benefits?

Ancient Egyptians used to boil down roses to make cosmetics and healing balm, and they infused rose scent into their oils to cleanse and protect their skin.

The Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans are known to have cultivated enormous public rose gardens as far back as 5,000 years ago to support their extensive rose beauty traditions.

But it wasn’t until 10th century Persia that steam distillation, and a way to capture the potent intensity of the rose scent, was invented. A single gram of the precious essential oil required two thousand roses, and so signalled the beginning of rose’s rise to prominence in fine perfumes. …

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Did you know the cosmetics industry isn’t strictly regulated, because the government considers your lotions, face creams, and shampoo in the category of food? If this is the case, what are we eating then?

The “food” that is absorbed into our bodies through our skin contains thousands of chemically-derived synthetic ingredients. Some of these have been proven to harm our bodies, while the majority are untested, since it is unnecessary to comply with regulations.

This is truly a scary proposition that can also be quite confusing for consumers who are trying to live a healthier lifestyle. …

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While it is true that genetics play a role in who gets to have gorgeous hair, most of us can still improve on what we have, if we only knew how.

The secret to truly healthy hair is to work on bringing your overall health into balance. This is ancient wisdom from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM looks at the entire person for the solutions to our problems, as opposed to just treating the symptoms.

Chinese medicine says that it’s healthy kidneys that impart shine, wonderful texture, and body to the hair. Our kidneys are responsible for cleaning our blood and improving blood flow. …


Moreen Liao

Creator of beauty products, writing on beauty, health, and organic lifestyle.

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